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MSI launches two new 4K gaming monitors with high refresh rates

Jak Connor | Mar 28, 2024 4:14 AM CDT

MSI has recently announced the debut of two new gaming monitors worth considering, as they feature a high refresh rate at a resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K / UHD).

MSI launches two new 4K gaming monitors with high refresh rates

If you are looking to make the jump from 2560 x 1440p up to 4K gaming MSI has two new options for you to consider; the MAG 274UPF E2 and the MSI MPG 274URF QD. These monitors have very similar specifications with the main difference between the two being the MPG 274URF QD featuring Quantum Dot technology, providing a much larger color space coverage. So, what can expect out of the new gaming monitors?

The MAG 274UPF E2 is a 27-inch 4K gaming monitor with Rapid IPS pixel technology and a refresh rate of up to 160Hz. The new gaming monitor uses Wide Color Gamut technology that provides a color space of 133% sRGB, 93% of Adobe RGB, and 98% of DCI-P3 color space. As for response time, MSI has a 0.5 ms GtG response time, which is 1 ms MPRT. The MAG 274UPF E2 has two HDMI 2.1 ports, a DisplayPort 1.4 port, a headphone jack, and a USB Type-C capable of 15W of power delivery.

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Panasonic's new in-flight entertainment system includes 4K OLED Displays for all passengers

Kosta Andreadis | Mar 28, 2024 2:02 AM CDT

If you've ever been on a long-haul flight or international trip flying Economy, you probably weren't impressed with the display slapped onto the seat in front of you. Sure, they do the job and provide access to a range of movies and TV shows to help you kill some time, but they're a far cry from the crisp 4K OLED experience you can get at home... until now.

Panasonic's new in-flight entertainment system includes 4K OLED Displays for all passengers

Panasonic Avionics has a new Astrova in-flight entertainment (IFE) system that includes 4K OLED displays with HDR 10+ to deliver "cinema-grade picture quality." It doesn't stop there, as there's high-fidelity audio and Bluetooth functionality to connect your audio device. Plus, up to 100W of mobile and laptop fast-charging over USB-C. Naturally, the impressive thing is that 4K OLED displays are on a plane for all passengers.

The good news is that Qantas and Icelandair are already adopting the Astrova system. Qantas will include these systems in its long-haul direct flights from Australia to Europe and New York in Airbus A350-1000 aircraft.

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Microsoft's game-changing pixel-dimming technology will bring some OLED magic to all displays

Kosta Andreadis | Mar 28, 2024 1:04 AM CDT

A new Microsoft patent could revolutionize gaming on modern LED/LCDs. Pixel Luminesce for Digital Display technology involves an EM gate driver that can send a signal to a row of pixels to control individual pixels' brightness. This adds pixel-dimming functionality normally seen in OLEDs to traditional LED monitors.

Microsoft's game-changing pixel-dimming technology will bring some OLED magic to all displays

It's a rather technical process that includes a luminance controller that sends a pulse-width modulated signal to a row of pixels, letting parts of a screen be brighter while others are dimmer. This can improve color accuracy and works alongside VRR or variable refresh-rate technology.

There's also the benefit of improved power efficiency, which could see the technology make its way to laptop and mobile devices running Windows. For PC gaming, it will add more dynamic contrast to an image, bringing a traditional LED display's immersion closer to that of OLED - at least, that's the idea.

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Scientists make breakthrough in preventing OLED burn-in

Jak Connor | Mar 25, 2024 3:31 AM CDT

OLED panels have been around for quite some time, but now we are starting to see them come to gaming monitors, raising concerns about burn-in issues.

Scientists make breakthrough in preventing OLED burn-in

OLED pixel technology has been used in smartphones and TVs for many years now, and with each iteration of the technology, improvements are being made to the quality of the panel, particularly with the reduction of known problems. But now we are starting to see the gaming industry be blessed with gorgeous QD-OLED panels, and the brands behind these new gaming monitors are rolling out features such as MSI's OLED Care technology to reduce the chances of debilitating issues such as burn-in.

For those who don't know, burn-in occurs when the same static image is displayed for extended periods of time. For example, the time and date located in the bottom right-hand corner of Windows. Notably, burn-in isn't something the average user needs to worry about as many different windows are opening and closing, refreshing the pixels. However, some use cases will have to worry about it, such as word processing workflows that don't require many window changes or even gamers that play for extended periods of time with static images in their HUD (a red dot in the center of the screen for FPS games).

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GIGABYTE AORUS is about to release three juicy QD-OLED gaming monitors

Jak Connor | Mar 22, 2024 1:19 AM CDT

QD-OLED pixel technology is being released by almost all major gaming monitor companies, and GIGABYTE AORUS is no exception, with three new QD-OLED displays expected to hit the market next month.

GIGABYTE AORUS is about to release three juicy QD-OLED gaming monitors

GIGABYTE AORUS is preparing to launch three new QD-OLED gaming monitors: the FO32U2P, FO32U2, and FO27Q3. Starting off with the cream of the crop, the FO32U2 is a 3840 x 2160 (4K / UHD) monitor that features a 240Hz refresh rate, 99% DCI-P3 color coverage, a resolution of 3840 x 2160 (UHD), a typical brightness of 250 nits, a response time of 0.03ms (GTG), VES Display True Black 400, two 5W speakers, and various connectivity options.

The spec sheet also states the FO32U2 has 2x HDMI 2.1, 1x DisplayPort 1.4, 1x USB Type-C with power delivery up to 18W, 2x USB 3.0 downstream ports, 1x USB 3.0 upstream port, 1x 3.5mm headphone jack, and 1x microphone jack. The FO32U2 is seemingly exactly the same as the FO32U2P, but with one difference: it features DisplayPort 1.4 instead of DisplayPort 2.1.

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Samsung's latest TVs pricing revealed and now are available to preorder

Jak Connor | Mar 22, 2024 12:17 AM CDT

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) earlier this year was littered with new dazzling TV models from Samsung, and now we have finally got the pricing/preorder on the company's 2024 line-up.

Samsung's latest TVs pricing revealed and now are available to preorder

Right at the top of the line of new 2024 TVs is Samsung's Neo QLED 8K models that arrive in 65-inch, 75-inch, and 85-inch. These 8K displays are what Samsung describes as its "slimmest, most premium 8K TV to ever hit the market", and seemingly like most pieces of tech these days it comes with AI features with TV being capable of upscaling content to 8K. This feature is necessary because of the lack of easily accessible 8K content. Notably, the AI Upscaling Pro feature is also capable of upscaling HD and SD media into 4K. Prices for QN800D start at $3,500, and the QN900D starts at $5,000.

Next is Samsung's new line of 4K TVs, which come in the following sizes: 43-inch, 50-inch, 55-inch, 65-inch, 75-inch, 85-inch, and 98-inch. The two series of 4K TVs are the QN90D, which starts at $1,500, and the QN85D, which starts at $1,400. Samsung's new 4K TVs come with much of the same technology as the 8K line, but they have feature limitations, such as AI upscaling technology that only reaches 4K from HD / SD. The notable difference between the QN90D and QN85D series is the maximum refresh rate, with the QN90D being 144Hz, and the QN85D being 120Hz.

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AOC's new AGON PRO 44.5-inch 3440 x 1440 @ 240Hz OLED gaming monitor for sim racing costs $1399

Anthony Garreffa | Mar 21, 2024 5:04 PM CDT

AOC has just unveiled its new AGON PRO AG456UCZD gaming monitor, with a huge 44.5-inch OLED panel, native 3440 x 1440 resolution, 21:9 aspect ratio, and uber-smooth 240Hz refresh rate. Check it out:

AOC's new AGON PRO 44.5-inch 3440 x 1440 @ 240Hz OLED gaming monitor for sim racing costs $1399

AOC's new AGON PRO AG456UCZD gaming monitor offers an 800R curative, which is perfect for sim games, something that the company is pushing with its marketing on the monitor. The company has designed the new AGON PRO AG456UCZD gaming monitor with a borderless design on all four sides, which lets gamers get consumed in their game.

The OLED panel will offer beautiful blacks, colors, vibrancy, and responsiveness no matter what you're playing: first-person shooters, driving games, or even something like Star Citizen. One of the leading sim-racing esports teams, G2 Esports, is sponsored by AGON by AOC and is impressed with the new AG456UCZD. Professional sim-racer Isaac Price who plays for G2 Esports, said: "The AGON PRO AG456UCZD is such an immersive monitor that I can't leave the game anymore".

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ASUS launches two new ROG Strix gaming monitors with smartphone support

Jak Connor | Mar 20, 2024 12:32 AM CDT

ASUS has issued a new press release detailing the launch of two new gaming monitors under its ROG Strix series.

ASUS launches two new ROG Strix gaming monitors with smartphone support

Introducing the XG27UCS and XG27ACS, which feature a new stand design that has a smaller footprint and smartphone support. Typically, "support" in technology means software, but in the case of ASUS's two latest monitors, it should be taken in the literal sense, as the stands feature a groove designed to keep smartphones upright. The only differing specifications between the XG27UCS and XG27ACS are the resolution and refresh rate; the rest of the specifications are the exact same.

The XG27UCS is a 3840 x 2160 (4K UHD) resolution display with a 160Hz refresh rate, and the XG27ACS is a 2560 x 1440 resolution display with a 180Hz refresh rate. Both of the models feature a 1ms (GtG) response time, come with NVIDIA G-Synch compatibility, and a wide DCI-P3 gamut that delivers colors and contrast that reaches DisplayHDR 400 certification requirements. Furthermore, ASUS has outfitted both of the displays with various connectivity options such as 1 x HDMI (v2.0), 1x DisplayPort (v1.4), 1 x USB Type-C (DP Alt mode), and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

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Apple's new OLED iPads may have had their release dates leaked

Jak Connor | Mar 18, 2024 7:31 AM CDT

Apple is rumored to release new OLED iPads very soon, according to a Chinese leaker and separate reports from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman.

Apple's new OLED iPads may have had their release dates leaked

It should be noted that Apple has officially said nothing regarding its new iPads and that these rumors are simply that - rumors. However, there is some separate information that can be connected together that points to an approximate release date.

Firstly, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, a known Apple insider who has consistently been right about internal movements at the company in the past, wrote in his Power On newsletter that Apple is planning on releasing new iPad Pro and iPad Air models around the end of March/start of April.

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LG's stylish and retro-looking LG CineBeam Q portable 4K projector will launch this month

Kosta Andreadis | Mar 15, 2024 3:28 AM CDT

We got our first look at the new LG CineBeam Q portable 4K projector at CES 2024. This is LG's new flagship lifestyle projector, featuring a retro-inspired look, handle, and cutting-edge features. LG notes that it can deliver a vivid 4K UHD image up to 120 inches with a 450,00:1 contrast ratio and 154% coverage of the DCI-P3 color gamut.

LG's stylish and retro-looking LG CineBeam Q portable 4K projector will launch this month

Other features include Auto Screen Adjustment and Auto Focus, so setting it up and moving it to different rooms is hassle-free. Although it's the sort of projector you can carry around (the handle isn't just for show), the LG CineBeam Q requires dedicated power, so it's not as portable or versatile as some battery-powered projectors.

With the launch on the horizon, LG has confirmed that pre-orders for the LG CineBeam Q will be available from March 18 with "exclusive benefits" for those who get in early. The projector will hit retail in South Korea later in the month, with markets like the US< Canada, Australia, Europe, and other parts of Asia to follow from April.

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